from Breakingviews:

Britain’s “Black Friday” better left on the shelf

November 27, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – Margins, China and whatever else

August 12, 2014

We’re deep into a period where the earnings calendar has basically dried up and the news flow overall is pretty slim, so the market will hang whatever gains it can on thin reeds – deals involving master-limited partnerships here, results from the likes of Sysco (the food services company there), and maybe in the mix too. The broader economic signals remain the more important ones for markets right now, and while they’re not uniformly outstanding, there are some hopeful signs for those finally looking for an acceleration in activity.